Setting a default template
If you create a document by choosing File > New > Text Document from the main menu, Writer creates the document from the Default template. You can, however, set a custom template to be the default. You can reset the default later if you choose.
Setting a custom template as the default
You can set any template to be the default, as long as it is in one of the folders displayed in the Template Management window. If necessary you can add the template to a folder as described in Importing a template.
To set a custom template as the default:
- From the main menu, choose File > Templates > Organize. The Template Management dialog box opens.
- In the box on the left, select the folder that contains the template that you want to set as the default, then select the template.
- Click the Commands button and choose Set as Default Template from the drop-down menu.
The next time that you create a document by choosing File > New > Text Document, the document will be created from this template.
Although many important settings can be changed in the Options dialog for example default fonts and page size, more advanced settings (such as page margins) can only be changed by replacing the default template with a new one.
Resetting Writer’s Default template as the default
To re-enable Writer’s Default template as the default:
- In the Template Management dialog box, select any folder in the box on the left.
- Click the Commands button and choose Reset Default Template > Text Document from the drop-down menu.
The next time that you create a document by choosing File > New > Text Document, the document will be created from Writer’s Default template.
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